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Watercourse Improvement in Pakistan

Trout, Thomas J. and Kemper, W.D. and Reuss, J.O. and Ashraf, M.M. (1984) Watercourse Improvement in Pakistan. pp. 235-253. In: ICID 12th Congress Proc. USA-CO-Fort Collins, 1984/06.

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Extensive conveyance loss measurements in watercourses in the Pakistan
Indus Basin indicated water loss in the range of 30 to 50 per cent of the
inflow. This high loss motivated the development and testing of several
system improvements which could be grouped in the categories of improved
maintenance, redesign and earthen reconstruction, and channel lining.
Evaluation of the costs and water savings of these techniques allowed the
formulation of an optimal watercourse improvement strategy. This improvement
strategy, which increases water deliveries to the field by 30 per cent,
is presently being applied on a large scale by the Pakistan On-Farm Water
Management Project. Total farmer provision of labor is evidence of their
support for the program and recognition of its benefits.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0525
Subjects: Mass Import - unclassified
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 18:23
Item ID: 1035